Document Type


Publication Date



This atlas contains sample spectra from the far-ultraviolet observations of32 symbiotic stars obtained with the lnternational Ultraviolet Explorer (IUE) satellite. In all, 394 low-resolution spectra from the short-wavelength pnmary (SWP) camera covering the range 1200-2000 A have been extracted from the IUE archive, calibrated, and measured. Absolute line fluxes and wavelengths for the prominent emission lines have been tabulated. Tables of both the general properties of these symbiotics and of features specific to the spectrum of each are included. The spectra shown are representative of the different classes of symbiotic stars that are currently in the IUE archive. These include known eclipsing systems and those that have been observed in outburst (as well as quiescence).


This article was originally published in Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series, volume 94, in 1994. DOI: 10.1086/192078

Peer Reviewed



IOP Publishing



To view the content in your browser, please download Adobe Reader or, alternately,
you may Download the file to your hard drive.

NOTE: The latest versions of Adobe Reader do not support viewing PDF files within Firefox on Mac OS and if you are using a modern (Intel) Mac, there is no official plugin for viewing PDF files within the browser window.